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English Language Centre

University of Lincoln English language requirements

The English Language Centre (ELC) provides a range of support for all of our international students. Our services are designed to help students to improve in all areas of their English language and academic study skills.

The friendly and experienced ELC team is based within Student Services. We are here to guide your learning using a variety of methods, ensuring you have every opportunity to succeed on your course.

We offer the following areas of English language support for international students:

English Language Test Dates

Throughout summer, the University of Lincoln will be holding a number of Internal English Language tests on campus. These include:

  • 9 June 2016
  • 7 July 2016
  • 28 July 2016
  • 11 August 2016

The test will be free of charge and subject to successfully passing, students will be exempt from SELTs if progressing onto a University of Lincoln undergraduate or postgraduate degree.

Please note that The University of Lincoln English Language Test is not transferable to another institution.

In-Sessional English Language Centre Workshops

We know that studying in a foreign language can be very difficult. We also know that during your time in Lincoln, you will want to improve your language skills, understand British culture better, and take the opportunity to meet other students from all over the world.

At the English Language Centre, we offer a range of courses and workshops, as well as a regular Drop-in service if you need individual support. All of our courses and services are completely free and run throughout the academic year.

Main courses

  • Academic English
  • Culture and Conversation
  • Grammar for Academic English

Short courses

  • Active Listening
  • Advanced Academic Writing
  • Better Pronunciation
  • Critical Thinking
  • English for Dissertation Writing
  • Effective Presentation Skills

Drop in and 1:1 Writing Support

If you need individual help with any English language problem, the ELC’s Drop in is the perfect place to go. Our experienced, well qualified team of teachers can advise you on any language issue.

For full details of the workshops and to book a place please email 

University of Lincoln English Language Requirements